Hutong at the Shard: A 5th Birthday Taste of Northern China

Every time that I’ve written about Hutong at the Shard, I’ve always started off with the amazing views of the London skyline, and actually, that isn’t fair. There are so many restaurants that bank so much on their views that they let their menu quality slip, but Hutong (part of the Aqua group) isn’t like that.  Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Hutong at the Shard, but my palette and misuse of ancient Chinese proverbs… View Post

Hutong at the Shard: Luxurious dining with a London vista

Breathtaking London views, incredible flavours from Northern China, elegantly arrayed surrounds and a beautiful Wishing Tree, every branch perpetually hung with lucky red wishing cards. Hutong at the Shard is both everything that you think it will be, and yet nothing quite like your imagination. Disclaimer: We were invited guests of Hutong at the Shard (part of the Aqua group) but my palette and misuse of ancient Chinese proverbs are all very much my own.… View Post

Aqua Shard: Brunching in London clouds

The Shard and I have a tempestuous on again, off again relationship. On our first rendezvous this bastion of the London skyline was moody and somewhat icy, our second dalliance was a touch more blue sky and secretive (an unbloggable lunch at the Shangri-La), and the third a cheeky twilight drink – but on this particular date, we managed to enjoy an early brunch cementing our liaison as an everlasting London romance. Disclaimer: We were invited guests… View Post

My 13 favourite London dishes of 2018 (because 12 clearly isn’t enough)

Each year I think back over the best dishes I’ve enjoyed, and 2018 has been utterly delectable. So delicious that I had to share my 13 favourite London dishes of 2018. London is in her cuisine groove and 2019 is only going to get better.

Luxury Date Night Suggestions | London

There are over 2,000 restaurants in London. The sheer choice available in terms of interesting things to do, world-class restaurants to enjoy and then quirky bars for a luxurious nightcap is astonishing.      Mr Kiwi and I try to make sure that we book in regular dates (ones where we have to talk, rather than staring at our respective phone screens.)